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Offline robertraur

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Reaper on CW this fall
« on: July 01, 2007, 12:09:51 PM »
Have any of you guys seen this preview for reaper

http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/reaper

The show is about a kid who finds out that his parents sold his soul to the Devil, and now he has to retrieve creatures that have escaped from Hell.  It's going to show on Tuesdays at 8, and while I would prefer them to continue to show Veronica Mars, this is an admirable replacement. 

And as sort of an added bonus (depends on your feelings on his directing abilities) Kevin Smith guest-directed the first episode.  He talked about his experience on the set (on one of his Smodcasts, couldn't tell you which one) and vowed to never do that again due to the lack of creative control.  Nevertheless, he did praise the script and the creators of the show.  If you've got a moment, check out the preview. 
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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 12:25:59 PM »
Uh-oh, this show is not going to make it.

That was a funny preview and the show looks like it has some promise.   I will probably like it and, that is the kiss of death for it.



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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 01:03:08 PM »
Hah! You've got one of those jinxes, too? Mine is that whenever I think a movie is going to bomb, it wins an Oscar!


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 01:47:51 PM »
I'm not surprised Kevin Smith didn't like directing a television show.  Directing TV and directing movies are nearly exact opposites.  In movies the director has nearly all the control and can ignore the writers and appease the producers.  In television the writing staff and producers have control and the director is essentially there to set up the shots and say when to start and stop the cameras.  The reason why is that television is a long term medium and it's up to the writing staff and producers (which are often the same thing, but not always) to maintain consistency from episode to episode.


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007, 02:01:56 PM »
Looks great. :)
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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 05:26:06 PM »
Looks great. :)

Hopefully CW gives shows more of a chance than FOX.


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 05:34:44 PM »
Plus Missy Peregrym (hot shapeshifter from Heroes) is in it!


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2007, 05:52:12 AM »
It looks pretty decent.  It'll probably do typical CW numbers.


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007, 06:54:56 AM »
Looks great. :)

Hopefully CW gives shows more of a chance than FOX.

It's not like the network has a lot going for it. They'll probably grab at anything that gets halfway decent numbers.
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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2007, 09:17:57 AM »
Looks great. :)

Hopefully CW gives shows more of a chance than FOX.

It's not like the network has a lot going for it. They'll probably grab at anything that gets halfway decent numbers.

Heh, they do that a lot.  Their slogan should be "The CW:  We're halfway to decent!"


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2007, 01:03:07 PM »
Other suggestions (based on what's on the CW in my end of the US.):

The CW:  Do you like reruns of Dr. Phil?
The CW:  Home of Smallville and some other shows you haven't watched
The CW:  What happened to Dance 360?  It was trainwreck-tastic!


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007, 04:02:53 AM »
well seeing as cw is known for having good programs....

oh no wait the other thing, bad programs.

i don't really care either way for it.
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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2007, 01:28:12 PM »
I just saw the pilot - available at all good torrent sites - and thought it was decent, not gut-bustingly funny perhaps, but engaging enough for me to check it out when it actually airs.


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2007, 07:50:03 PM »
So it's sort of Brimstone played for laughs? I thought it looked rather good.


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Re: Reaper on CW this fall
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2007, 03:23:05 PM »
For anyone intersted, the pilot for this show has made its way onto the internet.
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